iOS 14, AirTags, Apple TV 4K: Here’s what to expect from Apple’s WWDC, how to watch the livestream

Here’s a detailed rundown of what to expect at the 31st WWDC tonight.

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Apple WWDC will begin tonight at 10:30 pm IST.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have caused an economic slowdown and left the global population trapped indoors, but it still hasn’t managed to dampen the spirits of tech enthusiasts. Apple’s much-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is going to be an online-only event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will kick start tonight, at 10:30 pm IST where Apple will be making a slew of announcements regarding the software and the hardware that the Cupertino-based company has in store for us.

What to expect from 31st WWDC?

Every year at WWDC, Apple announces its latest iteration of operating systems and this year’s conference will be no different. Apple is expected to announce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS 10.16.

Apple iOS 14
The rumour mills are running overtime and if speculations are to be believed, Apple’s iOS 14 will come with improved multitasking. The word on the street is that iOS 14 might allow users to try an app before they download it. Reports also suggest that Apple might rename iOS to iPhone OS this year.

A report on the French site iPhonesoft also suggests that the new iOS 14 will support the same iPhones as iOS 13.
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iPadOS 14
Not much is known about iPad OS 14 as the Cupertino-based company has managed to keep much of it under the wraps. If reports are to be believed, iPadOS will not be rolled out for iPad Mini 4 and the iPad Air 2.

Apple TV 4K
According to a report on The Verge, Apple is likely to launch a revamped version of Apple TV 4K which was launched in 2017. The report suggests that while the revamp is not expected to be huge, Apple TV might offer double storage of 64GB and 128GB and an improved processor.

Apple AirTags
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If rumours and reports on The Verge are to be believed, chances are that Apple might unveil tile-like AirTags during WWDC. These AirTags are expected to be circular discs that come with U1 chips that will help track your devices.

According to a report on MacRumours.com, AirTags are small tracking tiles with Bluetooth connectivity that can be used to find lost items. AirTags will have built-in chips that will allow them to connect to an iPhone, relaying the position of devices that they're attached to.

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Where to watch the livestream
Apple WWDC will begin tonight at 10:30 pm IST. This year’s online streaming of WWDC, will be free to watch for all on Apple’s homepage, Apple Events app on Apple TV, and Apple’s developer website and app.

You can also watch the livestream on Apple’s official YouTube channel below.


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Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30.

However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.

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A large number of users had raised issues with iOS 13 because the apps were apparently refreshing on their own which lead to users losing data. iPhones were automatically refreshing the apps which were previously accessed, a problem which users didn’t face with the previous versions of iOS.

“I was watching a video on YouTube [sic] on my iPhone 11 Pro I pause the video to respond to a text message. I was in iMessage for less than one minute. When I returned to YouTube it reloaded the app and I lost the video I was watching,” stated one of the forum members called Rogifan

After iOS 13.3 release, one of the beta testers took to Twitter to share that Apple had reportedly fixed the issue. He said that he had 32 apps open on his iPhone 11 Pro Max and none of them refreshed.

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iOS 13.3 comes with a new feature called ‘Communication Limits’. The iPhone will now have an app called Screen Time which allows users to limit texting, calling and FaceTime for their children.

Additionally, parents can also limit the usage time for different apps on the phone such as FaceTime, Phone app and Messages.

Previously, Screen Time could not block specific contacts but it has been fixed now. What’s more? Parents can also set limits on call duration depending upon whom their children are talking to.

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iOS 13.3 also comes with another minor update. It allows users to control when they want to see Memojis and Animojis.

In Settings > General > Keyboard, you can now turn off Animoji and Memoji Stickers from being displayed on the emoji keyboard.

For the uninitiated, Animojis are 3D, animated emojis that transform familiar emojis to animated messages. Memojis, on the other hand, are personalised Animojis, akin to Snapchat’s Bitomji, that look exactly like the user.

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It seems like a good time to own an iPhone because almost all the problems that users have been facing are now being resolved. Twitter, too, has released an iOS bug fix that stops the timeline from auto-scrolling.

If the Twitter app has been acting up on your iPhone lately, you are not alone. The frustrating auto-scroll issue in iOS has been fixed by the good folks at Twitter with the latest 8.1.5 version of Twitter on the Apple App Store.

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To get iOS 13.3, go to beta.apple.com and sign up for beta. Then, go to Settings > General > Profile to select the beta profile.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll download beta updates just like regular iOS updates: by heading to Settings > General > Software Update

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